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POLYGON – Sci-Fi Space Pack Review (Unity)

The Synty – POLYGON – Sci-Fi Space Pack brings you everything you need for an unique space game. Packed with great models like space ships, characters, planets and of course in their fantastic stylized faceted low poly style. It contains everything you need to create the space game of your dreams, like space ships (modular parts, build your own!), characters, props, weapons, FX, and environment assets to create any kind of a Sci-Fi themed polygonal style game. It can be used as top down, third person or with the awesome spaceship cockpit, first person as well! So buckle up and guard the galaxy or fight an epic star wars!

About the publisher :

Synty Studios ,based in New Zealand, created and published this great asset pack. Their team is well known on the unity asset store with several other awesome model assets (check out here). They are a leading Unity asset store publisher specialized with their own style, the low poly faceted style and their polygon stylized art packs for game developers. The characteristics of their packs can be described as easy to use, great for beginners and fun for prototypes, game jams or games. For more information check out their website.

What can you expect :

As the asset pack is listed in the Models section you can expect static 3D models, some demo scenes to show off the potential and maybe some effects as a bonus. However, the described content is huge, we talk about 660 unique assets with x24 alternative texture colors, including :

  • Vehicles/Ships : Modular parts to build your very own! Or ship prefabs including Bombers, Colossal, Cruiser, Fighter, Galactic, Carrier, Massive Transport, Space Station, Stealth Ships, Transport, Beacon, Drones, Escape pods, Warp gates, VR Cockpit, etc.
  • Space Environments : Planets, Asteroids, Debris, etc.
  • Interior Buildings  Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Columns, Lift, Doors, Windows, etc.
  • Characters : Aliens, Space marine, space soldier EVA Suit, War robot, Crew, Hunter Female, Junker Female, Medic Male, Psionic, Robots
  • Interior Props : Air vents, Buttons, Carts, Tubes, Control panels, Crates, Desks, Boxes, Lights, Pipes, Tanks, Wires, etc
  • Signs : Rooms signs, Numbers, Icons, etc
  • Weapons : Pistol, Rifle, Shield, Shield Extended, Shotgun, Sword, Sword Double.
  • Effects : Asteroid Field, Beacon, Black hole, Electricity, Exhaust, Explosion, Fire 01, Fire 02, Flame boosters, Laser, Missiles, Debris, Space clouds, Space,Dust, Steam, Warp, HUD pieces, etc.

Looks like a ton of content, prefabs and effects ready to use and if you look at the pictures, the feel and look is just awesome, feels kinda the planets are made out of candy and the stylized polygon style looks just great.

Content and Usability :

The provided example scenes in the asset package show the different assets in action and the exterior scene is a great example of how you setup the different prefabs to a consistent scene. The interior scene shows a small space station with different rooms and corridors and shows you how you could use them as a space station interior scene with medbay, ship hangar, Mensa or science station. The scene has a high grade of detail and left a feeling of wanting more.

There are 37 premade ships ranging from scout ships, bombers, capital destroyers or drones and escape pods each with a different texture and alternative color scheme. In addition there are over 60 modular parts to create your own space ship and you can chose from different wing parts, cockpits, engines etc. And the master piece is the VR cockpit which you can easily include in your VR first person space fighter game.

To create an awesome universe you need planets, asteroids belts, debris, space flares etc. which is all included, 14 different planets, 25 asteroids variations and prefabs, debris and nebulas. Everything is there to create an unique universe. Now you need characters to populate the universe and Synty got you covered with 25 different character prefabs like aliens, space marine, space soldier EVA suit, war robot, Crew and captain, hunters, Junkers, Medic, Psionic and drones and robots.

However, with a big population conflicts arise so you need some effects for your galactic wars. The asset includes great hand made effects like explosions, laser bullets and shots, missiles or HUD effects for your first person VR cockpit. Nebula effects, flame boosters, cloud, dust warp almost every thing you need. All of the effects uses Synty’s hand made shaders which are gonna be updated for High def and light weight render pipe line. If you need more effects you might consider this asset pack polygon arsenal.

A great thing is the included post processing behavior as you can create stylized looking images with their handcrafted presets. However keep in mind to use the gamma color space and attach the post processing behavior to your camera.

The only negative point could be if you need custom colliders to your models then you have to add them by yourself or you must be satisfied with the unity mesh colliders, which is not a big deal as in Unity it is a one click to add them but as you already have such nice models you might want to have custom made colliders exactly done for the model but 99.9% is covered by Unity’s standard mesh colliders. Summarizing you can use this asset for any space themed game you want ! For instance in a top down game space station building game, like oxygen not included just in 3D or like FTL but in 3D, however it is up to you how to use those awesome models!

Tutorials and Support :

As it is a 3D model asset, no tutorials are needed and as the prefabs are ready to use and the folders within the project are thoughtfully separated there is nothing that can stop you in that aspect! They updated almost all of their asset with HDRP and LWRP shaders which shows their professionalism and commitment on those assets, so you can expect getting an update soon for this one too. And if you run into any issue or if you have a question you can email them on their homepage and they are happy to help you within a reasonable time.

Conclusion :

The Synty – POLYGON – Sci-Fi Space Pack brings you everything you need for an unique space game of any kind! Packed with ships, characters, planets and of course in their fantastic stylized faceted low poly style. It contains everything you need, like space ships (modular, build your own!), characters, props, weapons, FX, and environment assets to create any kind of Sci-Fi themed polygonal style game. can be used as top down, third person or with the awesome cockpit first person as well! The look and feel is overall great and  feels kinda Guardians of the galaxy where everything is made out of candy and it is totally worth it!


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Fitting Assets :

As this package only contains models without any animation you need some other assets to breath live into those awesome models. And to overcome the problem with the animations you could use www.mixamo.com as you can use their animation still for free so hurry up !

Animation Asset :

System Asset :

Or if you just wanna make a space combat simulation then maybe this asset is for you

and if you just want to create your very own space ships then maybe this asset might be for you

Additional models

Summary
The Synty - POLYGON - Sci-Fi Space Pack brings you everything you need for an unique space game of any kind! Packed with polygons,characters, prefabs and of course in their fantastic stylized faceted low poly style. It contains everything you need, like space ships (modular, build your own!), characters, props, weapons, FX, and environment assets to create any kind of a Sci-Fi themed polygonal style game. can be used as top down, third person or with the awesome cockpit first person as well! Guard the galaxy or fight an epic star wars!
Good
  • Great demo scenes
  • Huge amount of models and prefabs
  • Great Style and look and feel
  • Ship parts are modular
Bad
  • No custom colliders are provided (Unity meshcolliders can be used or done by yourself)
  • No animations are provided (Unity free pack or mixamo can be used )
9.9
Amazing
Content - 10
Usability - 9.5
Support - 10
Performance - 10

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